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Today's News

  • Some officers buy own body cameras

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    dlawrence@roanecounty.com

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office has not outfitted its deputies with body cameras, but that hasn’t stopped Justin Joseph. He purchased one on his own.

    “They’re a hot topic right now,” Joseph said.

    Financially, the sheriff’s office can’t afford to buy all of its deputies body cameras right now, according to Chief Deputy Tim Phillips.

  • Woman with local roots will be Harriman attorney

    By CHERYL DUNCAN

    cduncan@roanecounty.com

    It’s official — Harriman has a city attorney.

    City officials on Tuesday entered into an employment agreement with Allison M. Rehn for a position that, until last year, had been determined by Harriman voters.

    “I’m just ready to get a city attorney on board,” said Harriman City Council member Wayne Best, who made the motion to hire Rehn under an employment agreement.

  • String of Consciousness: Is Chip Kelly playing Madden?

    Not that I’m complaining, but when did the actual NFL become just like my online Madden franchise?

    On Tuesday at 4 p.m., the free agency period officially opened for NFL teams to make trades and signings, and, by 5 p.m., it was shaping up as one of the strangest offseasons of my generation.

    Before recapping the craziness, let’s backup to weekend.

    The NFL put in place a three-day, no-tampering window in which teams could essentially do exactly that, tamper.

  • Rockwood boys, girls sweep Harriman tennis teams

    While baseball and softball opening days have come and gone, those aren’t the only spring sports underway.

    Earlier this week, both the Rockwood boys and girls teams were victorious over Harriman in the tennis season-opener, 6-3 and 9-0.

    The Tigers rocked Harriman in the first four matches with Dake Long, Jared Lemons, Tanner Green and Josh Spurling picking up wins over Tim Dishner, Holden Winton, Brandon Emily and Hunter Kirkland by a combined 32-5.

  • Midway beats Rockwood in season-opener

    It was a cool, cloudy and very damp start to the 2015 baseball season for the Rockwood Tigers and the Midway Green Waves Monday at Midway.

    Despite not having many outside practice days for either team, the Green Waves managed to pound out a 6-2 win over the Tigers.

    The last time Rockwood was outside was on February 13, Rockwood assistant coach Tim Treadway said.

    Rockwood was also breaking in a completely new starting lineup.

  • Oliver Springs soccer defeated by Maryville Christian School

    The Oliver Springs boys soccer team kicked off its season Monday at DJ Brittain Field against Maryville Christian School.

    In a game that proved to be a defense battle, MCS defeated Oliver Springs, 1-0

    Although the Bobcats had numerous attempts at a score throughout the game, their best chance would come early, with back-to-back corner kicks coming up short. Both squads tried to make a push to the goal early, but both defenses held.

    Oliver Springs defenseman Christian Smith stepped up for the Bobcats, helping keep the score at 0 in early going.

  • Oliver Springs eliminated by Clarkrange in BlueCross Basketball Championships, again

    During the Lady Bobcats four-year run to the state tournament between 2005-2009, Clarkrange proved to be a thorn in the side of head coach Michelle Christopher.

    On Saturday, the two met again, this time in the semifinal round of the BlueCross Basketball Championship and, once again, it would be Clarkrange advancing to the title game with a 63-45 victory.

  • Oliver Springs eliminated by Clarkrange in BlueCross Basketball Championships, again

    During the Lady Bobcats four-year run to the state tournament between 2005-2009, Clarkrange proved to be a thorn in the side of head coach Michelle Christopher.

    On Saturday, the two met again, this time in the semifinal round of the BlueCross Basketball Championship and, once again, it would be Clarkrange advancing to the title game with a 63-45 victory.

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  • Local earthquake mystery probed

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN

    For Roane County News

    If you didn’t feel the earth move about 1:35 p.m. Sunday, don’t feel bad.

    You aren’t alone.

    If not for news reports later in the day, few people may even have known about the 2.5 magnitude quake that centered about 7 miles east/northeast of Kingston.

    Faye Eblen of New Moody Road, which lies very close to the quake’s epicenter, said on Monday that neither she nor her husband, Raymond, felt the temblor.